LOLA Landscape Architects [NL]


LOLA Landscape Architects is an office for progressive landscape architecture. LOLA (LOst LAndscapes) designs and studies landscapes that are forgotten, derelict or on the verge of change. Since its founding in 2006, they have worked on conceptual as well as realized projects in the city, on the outskirts and in the countryside. LOLA has an optimistic and conceptual approach, as well as a fascination for new spatial phenomena.

Their office combines knowledge of large-scale ecosystems with contemporary ideas about space and nature. We seek to shape innovative and sublime landscapes – landscapes that result in an infectious new romanticism. We argue for a design practice centered on human experience. Our work is a journey along the life lines of the city, through niche landscapes and into the wild.

LOLA was founded in 2006 by the landscape architects Eric-Jan Pleijster, Cees van der Veeken and Peter Veenstra. LOLA works for governments, provinces, municipalities and project developers. The office received the Rotterdam-Maaskant Prize for Young Architects and the TOPOS landscape award. At Coded Matter(s) Eric-Jan will dive into how LOLA goes about developing sublime landscapes. He will explain how landscape is a slow medium and the challenge of creating innovative shapes.